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03.01.06: Golden Hurricane starts spring workouts ... Tulane's 'refugee' grid team returning home ... Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds up ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.28.06: ECU's Smith captures C-USA hitting honor ... Cravens forced out as Wildcats hoops coach ... MRI brings positive news for 'Nova star ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.27.06: Diamond Deacs stun top-ranked Gators ... Pairings set for C-USA women's tournament ... Davis wins last home game at Indiana ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.26.06: Stanford will open new stadium against Navy ... UTEP men, Houston women capture track titles ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.25.06: Home state honors K-State football icon ... Switzer endorse Osborne for Neb. governor ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.24.06: ECU home hoops finales bring promotions ... Juco hoops coach climbs to 1,000-win plateau ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.23.06: Rape charge filed against Navy football star ... Finn finished with Musketeers ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.22.06: Scholarship suit could be costly to NCAA ... Big C-USA hoops matchup on tap tonight ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.21.06: Spurrier plucks UNC-Chapel Hill assistant ... Hurricanes, Sooners to clash in 2007, 2009 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.20.06: Producers working on Marshall film title ... NCAA announces plush digs at Final Four ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.19.06: Miami brings back Olson to run offense ... Mississippi College Choctaw mascot gets OK ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.18.06: ECU alumni take court prior to Marshall game  Report: Top three apparent for NFL draft ... DUI charge lodged against Sutton ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.17.06: NCAA panel aiming to shorten football games ... Wolfpack star diagnosed with ligament sprain ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.16.06: Nation's champs meet nation's chief ... Mizzou officials deny Snyder was forced out ... Report: Indiana hoops coach on the way out ... Ousted Ohio State coach O'Brien wins lawsuit ... Cowboys switch Suttons ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.15.06: D-III slugger accomplishes cycle — times two ... Rice rookie gets national hitting honor ... SIU coach Kill tells of kidney cancer surgery ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.14.06: Frasure rewriting ECU record book ... Another weighty matter for the Pirates ... ECU softball duo gets C-USA honors ... Sutton benched for season after DUI citation ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.13.06: Marshall assistant heading for Louisiana Tech ... Missouri, Snyder reach settlement ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.12.06: ECU-Maryland rainout spawns Sunday twinbill ... Spurrier staff undergoes renovations ... Sutton misses game after auto accident ... Throng flocks to Lambeau for college hockey ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.11.06: McMahon departing ECU for Saints ... NCAA may grant replay challenges to coaches ... Snyder steps down, Watkins steps up at Mizzou ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.10.06: East Carolina steps up football schedule ... Play ball! Pirates, Terps open baseball season ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.09.06: Circuitous journey finds Erickson back in Idaho ... Colorado State athletic director steps down ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.08.06: Carter joins East Carolina football staff ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.07.06: Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks ... ACC officiating crew benched for botched call ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.06.06: Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies ... C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.05.06: Bass may be in line for new ECU post ... SMU AD Copeland calling it quits ... Bunting experiences technical difficulties ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.04.06: Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders ... Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod ... History of the NCAA now in print ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.03.06: FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish ... Golden Eagles work the home front ... Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.02.06: Bailey heads for Starkville via Iraq ... Texas A&M gridders vie in "Big Splash" ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.01.06: Marshall crash will become film theme ... Memphis soccer faces professional team ... Green Wave gets Omaha rings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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Lady Pirates Young, Mills collect accolades


East Carolina freshman guard Jasmine Young and junior center Cherie Mills have landed spots on the All-Conference USA second team women's basketball squad.

Young was tabbed for individual recognition as co-freshman of the year along with guard/forward Kendra Reed of Southern Mississippi.

Tulsa head coach Charlene Thomas-Swinson was named coach of the year and Golden Hurricane junior forward Jillian Robbins captured player of the year honors as the league's basketball awards were announced Wednesday in Dallas, site of the 2006 C-USA Basketball Championship.

The tournament begins today with a 1 p.m. matchup between eighth-seeded ECU and No. 9 UAB and runs through Sunday at SMU’s Moody Coliseum.

2006 C-USA women's basketball award winners:


First Team
   Janielle Dodds, Southern Methodist P 6-3 So. Fairfax, Va.
   Carmen Guzman, UAB G 5-9 Jr. New York, NY
   Tye Jackson, Houston G 5-10 So. Houston, TX
   Lauren Neaves, Rice F 6-2 Jr. Cooper City, FL
   Jillian Robbins, Tulsa F 6-1 Jr. Spring, TX

Second Team
   Cherie Mills, East Carolina C 6-4 Jr. Ayden, NC
   Megan Moody, Tulsa F 6-2 Sr. Frankston, Victoria, Australia
   Kendra Reed, Southern Miss G/F 5-10 Fr. Bay St. Louis, MO
   Sikeetha Shepard-Hall, Marshall G 5-8 Sr. Houston, TX
   Jasmine Young, East Carolina G 5-5 Fr. Richmond, VA

Third Team
   Sarah Davis, SMU F 6-2 Sr. Houston, TX
   Krystal Frazier, Rice G 5-8 Jr. Houston, TX
   Sha’Ratta Hawkins, Houston G/F 6-0 Fr. Houston, TX
   Kara Pongonis-Paslay, Tulsa G 5-5 Sr. Springdale, AR
   Jennifer Sands, Tulane G/F 6-0 So. Dallas, TX

All-Freshman Team
   Sha’Ratta Hawkins, Houston G/F 6-0 Fr. Houston, TX
   Brittney Jones, UAB G 5-7 Fr. Chicago, IL
   Ashley Langford, Tulane G 5-5 Fr. Harrisburg, PA
   Kendra Reed, Southern Miss G/F 5-10 Fr. Bay St. Louis, MO
   Jasmine Young, East Carolina G 5-5 Fr. Richmond, VA

Coach of the Year
   Charlene Thomas-Swinson, Tulsa

Player of the Year
   Jillian Robbins, Tulsa

Co-Freshmen of the Year
   Kendra Reed, Southern Miss
   Jasmine Young, East Carolina

Defensive Player of the Year
   Jillian Robbins, Tulsa

Sixth Player of the Year
   Paris Leonard, Memphis

Cover boy Redick and Duke tripped by hex

It didn't take long for the Sports Illustrated cover jinx to bring down Duke's J.J. Redick and the top-ranked Blue Devils.

Redick and Gonzaga's Adam Morrison are on the front of the SI edition that hit newstands on Wednesday. Duke was stunned 79-74 by Florida State in Tallahassee on Wednesday night.

SI's Grant Wahl takes a look at Redick and Morrison's unique friendship, according to Duke's athletic web site, and gives the results of an SI survey of 67 players, one from each of the six traditional power conferences to vote for player of the year among other things.

The article states: "The reason cited most often by those who voted for Redick was that he has played against tougher competition within the ACC. In fact, Duke ranks third in the nation in strength of schedule; Gonzaga, a member of the mid-major West Coast Conference, is 90th."

About their friendship it states: "Because Redick and Morrison communicate so often in their digital-driven friendship — by cellphone, text-messaging and their Halo 2 headsets — it’s easy to forget they’ve met in person only once, at the 2004 Michael Jordan summer camp."

Off the court they’re not much alike... but "The common denominator is that we both love basketball," Redick said.

Duke returns to action on Saturday night at home against rival North Carolina, a contest that an EA Sports simulation has the Blue Devils winning by 10 points.

Marlins need 9th-inning rally to edge Miami

The 24th-ranked Miami baseball team's bid for a second consecutive upset win against the Florida Marlins fell just short in a 9-8 exhibition loss at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Matt Cepicky's two-run, two-out double off Jason Santana capped a three-run ninth for the Marlins, who were playing their first exhibition contest of spring training.

Jesus Delgado picked up the win for the Marlins, who lost to the Hurricanes last year, 9-7. The Hurricanes fell to 1-6-1 all-time against the Marlins and 2-24-1 overall against major league baseball teams.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Wednesday, March 1, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                12-0   26-2
Texas-El Paso          12-2   19-7
UAB                    10-2   20-5
Houston                 9-4   19-7
Central Florida         6-7  12-14
Tulane                  6-7  11-15
Marshall                5-8  12-14
Rice                    5-8  11-15
Tulsa                   5-8  10-16
Southern Methodist      4-9  12-14
East Carolina          2-11   8-18
Southern Miss          2-11   8-20

----- SCORES -----


   Marshall 73, Central Florida 61
   Houston 74, Rice 71
   Tulane 50, Southern Mississippi 47
   Texas-El Paso 49, Tulsa 45

----- SCHEDULE -----


   Memphis at UAB, 9:30 pm


   East Carolina at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Southern Methodist at Rice, 7:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Tulane at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Marshall at UAB, 8:30 pm
   Houston at Memphis, 9 pm

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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